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Domain Privacy & Protection

Protect your most valuable online asset.

  • Make it virtually impossible for your domain to be hijacked
  • Hold on to your domain even if your credit card expires
  • Hide your remaining personal data in the public WHOIS directory
 
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The internet can be scary. Make sure you’re fully protected.

Every domain registration comes with some protection, but our Full and Ultimate Domain Privacy & Protection provide the security you need. They not only protect against threats like domain hijackers, but can even prevent honest mistakes like accidental transfers or expirations — and shield you from authorized access or domain blacklisting.

Basic Privacy Protection

Full Domain Privacy & Protection

Ultimate Domain Privacy & Protection

Masks your personal details in the public WHOIS directory.
Masks your personal details in the public WHOIS directory.
Prevents domain-related spam.
Prevents domain-related spam.
Masks your remaining personal details in the public WHOIS directory.
Masks your remaining personal details in the public WHOIS directory.
Prevents spam with a private email address for domain inquiries.
Prevents spam with a private email address for domain inquiries.
Protects against accidental expiration & malicious transfers.
Protects against accidental expiration & malicious transfers.
Shuts down domain hijackers.
Shuts down domain hijackers.
Prevents 3rd party access to data, reducing risk & exposure.
Prevents 3rd party access to data, reducing risk & exposure.
Protects your website with automatic malware scans & continuous security monitoring.
Protects your website with automatic malware scans & continuous security monitoring.
Monitors blacklists for Google and other search engines to make sure your website appears in search results.
Monitors blacklists for Google and other search engines to make sure your website appears in search results.
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Wait… There’s still information I need to protect?
When you register a domain with any registrar, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires accredited registrars to publish this information in the public WHOIS database. Regulations vary around the globe, but GoDaddy automatically hides your name, address, phone number and email address through GoDaddy's Basic Privacy Protection. Our Domain Privacy & Protection ensures that remaining details, such as your city and state/province, are also safely hidden.
Please note: Full Domain Privacy & Protection is not available for certain domain names, including some country-code extensions (ccTLDs).

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of Domain Privacy & Protection?

Losing your domain can be devastating. With Full Domain Privacy & Protection, your domain is protected from domain hijacking and honest mistakes like accidental transfer or an expired credit card. It also prevents spam with a private email address for domain inquiries. Full Domain Privacy & Protection puts your domain on lockdown, making inadvertent, accidental or malicious transfers virtually impossible. Plus, it gives you one year to rescue your site, if your credit card expired as long as you pay for the renewal within that time.

Our Ultimate Domain Protection & Security goes even further, adding automatic malware scans and continuous security monitoring for your website. It even monitors blacklists for Google and other search engines to make sure your domain continues to appear in search results.

What's the WHOIS directory?

The WHOIS directory is a searchable list of every single domain name registered in the world, including the names, addresses and other details of the people who own them.

Regulations vary around the globe, but GoDaddy automatically hides your name, address, phone number and email address through GoDaddy's Basic Privacy Protection.

So is all my information hidden?

The short answer is some of it. Your name, address, phone number and email address are hidden automatically whenever you register a domain with GoDaddy. But other information that you submit, such as your organization, city and state/province, is publicly accessible by anyone at any time. Domain Privacy & Protection hides the remaining information as well as prevents 3rd party access to data, reducing risk & exposure.